Jagriti Enterprise Mela is a healthy compilation of brands belonging to a number of verticals. It is a platform that caters to every area of development and contributes to each. The second edition of JEM held on the 28th of December, 2017 at Bangalore was no different. Brands across India exhibited their very best at the venue and left no stone unturned in terms of creativity and growth plans. Yatris on board had the golden opportunity of engaging with these brands and being a part of their projects.
Following are brands who belong to different verticals and were a part of JE/M 2017.
Arts, Culture and Media:
Mudhouse Experiential Hostels-
Mudhouse is a hostel located in Jibhi, Tirthan Valley, Himachal Pradesh and is completely made of mud contributing to sustainability. It is heaven for people who are in search of some peace and refreshment in the mountains. It majorly entertains a creative audience as its guests and often conducts events like open mic, artist gathering, wall painting etc.
“Mudhouse is home to artists, painters, writers, performers and creative souls who meet and greet, associate in the mountains and go around exploring places together” -Rahul Bhardwaj, owner of Mudhouse.
A writer’s delight, Your Quote is a relatively new platform for microblogging content, majorly pouring in from writers. Anybody and everybody with original content in various forms like poetries, shayaris, blogs, one-liners etc can contribute and gain the attention of fellow writers and brands who occasionally look out for content on the website. Your Quote is an initiative of two IIT-Delhi graduates-Harsh and Ashish.
Water and Sanitation:
Uger has been promoting menstrual health for over 15 years now and is extremely passionate about eliminating waste generated through disposable pads that contain chemicals. The cotton protection pads are sustainable, reasonable and easy to use for women and can be reused multiple times for about a year.
“Uger cotton pads offer the luxury of disposable pads in terms of designs while retaining all benefits of a cloth; like keeping the body cold and letting air pass…” says Smriti Kedia, co-owner
Boondh is an organisation that primarily focuses on women’s menstrual health. Bharti, founder of the entity started this for-profit organisation with an aim of shaping an environmentally friendly product and creating awareness about menstrual hygiene. Women in villages, local communities and corporates are educated about menstrual hygiene and habits through regular programs hosted by the organisation. So far, Boondh has reached over 2500 women and is in the process of expansion.
Save Globe is a firm that has pledged to bring about ‘Anti Plastic Revolution” and thus replaces plastic products with wooden and bamboo. The product list includes a number of useful commodities like containers, spoons, bowls, straws, etc. Save Globe also specialises in producing different kinds of bags that are absolutely eco-friendly. Moreover, the brand has been organising awareness programs since 2011 educating people about the ill effects of plastic usage.
Hyprote promises to serve protein bars and cookies having the best taste and health quality.
Every bar contains 20 grams of top grade protein from whey and milk along with high fiber context and less saturated fat. It is a great deal for health-conscious souls looking for quick, handy munchies.
Energy and Environment:
The sole aim of Selco is to bring about a sustainable solution for every problem. It believes that a lot of major issues can be solved if solutions carrying the factor of sustainability are implemented. The company majorly works for villages having no source of energy in different parts of India like Orissa, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu etc. Over the years, Selco has been a prime contributor in providing the underprivileged with commodities like solar-powered sewing and roti rolling machines, egg incubator, blacksmith blower, etc and has made an impact on positive.
With an aim of providing sustainable energy to every human, Schneider Electric strives to attain its goal by combining innovative technologies and business models, investment and training. It believes that it is the very basic right of every human to avail energy sources and that it can be attained over the next few years.
Simplifying the process of filing RTI in India, RTI online is founded by Mr. Pradeep Bhat an IIT alumni and ex-Nokia employee. Online RTI.com is an initiative to help Indians seek valuable information, skip the long and tiring process of filing RTI and enable hassle-free procedure. Although the brand faces challenges like lack of awareness about RTI amongst people, it is constantly making improvements to make an impact. So far, about 1.5 lakh RTI have been filed through this platform.
TII is a fellowship program for social entrepreneurs that lasts for 2 years with 6 years of Incubation. It is founded by Krishna Gopal GV (founder of ALC India). This brand helps individuals find work in social entrepreneurship sectors where efficiency has proved to be 100%. The first batch of social entrepreneurs are going to graduate in 2018 and will be proudly incubated for next 6 years. The ultimate goal is to create 460 entrepreneurs in next 5 years.
Young innovators is an extended course based on Astrophysics, auro modelling, and robotics. It is founded by Mr. Bharat AJ and has given 22 sessions extended course for students along with their regular subjects, eventually aiming to increase literacy rate. Currently, Young Innovators are struggling to make this course a compulsory one with branches for schools throughout the country.
A Bangalore based agriculture startup, Farmizen solves the problem of chemically preserved unhealthy food in our food chain. It is founded by Shameek Chakraborty-, an ISB alumni, and Ex-Yahoo employee. Farmizen is building a food ecosystem where mini-farms are controlled by their consumers to make sure the harvest is 100% organic. Despite facing hurdles of uncertainty, Farmizen proudly has 300 active users along with 5 farms.
Green path is working to bring about affordability and increase the limited supply of organic food. Their goal is to create organic food outlets around the country and have already catered for Bhoomi college (800 individuals ) along with exhibiting at national and international trade fairs. Other than catering they are running awareness workshops, cooking and farming workshop to help potential consumers understand where the food is coming from.
E-laj is an enterprise working in digitalisation of primary health clinics (PHC). It is founded by Dr. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw of Biocon and has 20 such PHC operations in Karnataka and Rajasthan with approximately 2 lakh foot fall over the span of 2 years. E-Laj is solving the problem of documentation in medical industry, digitalising prescriptions, case histories of patients and test results. As our medical industry is heavily dependent on handwritten prescriptions and documentation, Elaj is facing some hurdles in acceptance and digitalisation of old patient records.
Jeewith.com is an enterprise based out of Bangalore who is trying to create healthy habits. Founded by Mr Prithvi Reddy (Yatri’13), a BITS alumni, Jeewith.com is working on a moto that says prevention is better than cure. The brand connects Google calendars to your habit schedule and posts videos, audios and texts. There are still some hurdles in the acceptance part as most individuals have this mentality of curing the disease when it shows up; Jeewith.com on contrary is struggling hard to change this mentality.